Fresh First

71 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
dedicated gluten-free badge Reported to be dedicated gluten-free
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Pancakes, Sandwiches, Waffles
1637 SE 17th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
From the owner

Breakfast - Lunch - Brunch

On safety—No fryers or microwaves

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Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


Wow! So glad we found this place! Fresh, fabulous gluten free/vegan foods. It was delicious! Yummy treats too!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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This place was amazing. Awesome food. Completely celiac safe. Just delightful. Eat and enjoy worry free!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing, everything I tried was excellent. And totally safe for hypersensitive Celiacs.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Gluten-Free Features

  • Dessert
  • Pancakes
  • Sandwiches
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Juice Bar
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly
Information contained in this listing is based on reports by the community. Please verify all information directly with the establishment.

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Sweet potato burger, Avocado toast, side of bacon, garlicky vege patty, nitro brew, with oatmilk
Chicken salad sandwich (with avocado added), with a side of the potato salad (it was sweet and red potatoes)
Omelet with turkey bacon, peppers, and avocado!
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Gluten Intolerant

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I am not normally one to leave a review but some places are too good to not share. They are dedicated gluten-free and offer vegan options as well. I ordered the eggs Benedict and it was the best breakfast I have ever had. It was served on a GF waffle with turkey bacon. You get two waffles, two eggs, and two pieces of bacon so the portion is very filling. The service is extremely friendly and the ambiance is absolutely amazing. You cannot skip this place!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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My partner has recently cut out gluten and we struggle to eat out frequently. This is her heaven. She had the eggs Benedict and I had the American breakfast. As a gluten consumer, the waffles were even better than the standard waffle! Great spot for gluten free vacationers.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Need more of these places!! So good and safe!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Had a delicious sandwich and smoothie! Great options are available!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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obviously the whole restaurant is gluten free, but the food is also delicious! The buttermilk bun is soooo good. We ordered from here multiple times during our vacation because we knew it was safe. We tried multiple sandwiches and salads (the grilled chicken sandwhich, the tuna, and the chicken salad) all very good!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious!! Will definitely have their Benedict, plain waffle, or chicken melt again!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious and safe gf brunch! Highly recommend!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was good, and the kids really liked that the avocado toast was made on GF waffles. Entirely GF restaurant that also accommodates other food allergies pretty well. Plenty of parking for folks with a car, which was a welcomed change from the beachfront.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Been eating here most of the week. 100% gluten free. Great not having to think about what I am ordering. Vegan friendly too, but not 100%. Belgian waffles and pancakes are terrific. Eggs Benedict using the waffles as base and turkey bacon worked well together. Great selection of healthy juices. Many other items we never got around to trying. Two small tables for outside dinning. Otherwise all indoors. In the back of a shopping center hotel complex so be careful not to overlook it. Busier on Saturday - staff a little stretched.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Great, healthy, safe food!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


the belgian waffles are AMAZING. 10/10

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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I visited for the second time today and the food was just as well prepared as the first! I love knowing all the food is gluten free. The egg sandwich and banana chocolate chip pancakes are amazing. My friend and I split our meals so we could enjoy both. I just wish they had a second location in Orlando near where I lived.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Always a must go to spot when in Fort Lauderdale! I came here almost every day during a recent trip! 100% gluten free and delicious! The Cookie and brownies were the best I’ve had!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Dedicated gluten free, great food and service. Definitely leans on the health food side of things (for example chicken and waffles is not fried and more like the chicken found in dumplings).

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Beautiful food and drink and excellent service. I would live here if they would let me!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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One of the best places that you can eat with no fear of getting gluten. Very good food but little pricey. Years ago they use to bake the best GF baguette. I don’t know why they stopped.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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So nice to find a place that is 100% GF and has tons of DF options, as well. I had the banana pancakes and they were so moist and flavorful. They reminded me of banana bread. The French press coffee was also very good.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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So gluten free, they won’t let parents bring in gluten snacks for their children.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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I’m SO glad I went to this place after finding it on here! They are 100% GF, and they also have plenty of vegan choices too! Very cute environment! Staff is incredibly welcoming and friendly. Definitely plan on going back before I leave the city! David was an amazing server!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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They are 100% dedicated GF kitchen. The waffles are really tasty and the spicy salsa was perfect - I bought a bottle to take home.

The parking isn’t the best since they are in a large complex near the intracoastal bridge with a hotel attached - most of the close parking spots are reserved for valet.

Staff were very friendly and very knowledgeable about the ingredients.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Came for my birthday breakfast and left extremely happy. Everything was amazing! Eggs Benedict and chicken sandwich 😍

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


What a great experience, 100% gf place. Chicken and waffle was delicious.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The breakfast was awesome! Because the restaurant is 100% gluten free I could even try the things my family ordered. It was delicious and I had no problem with cross contamination and so on. I can recommend this place!!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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I loved it. Everything was delicious. This is worth the trip.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Great food and service.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious all gluten-free menu!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated gluten free restaurant with vegan options. I had the western omelette that came with a side of potatoes and a waffle. My daughter had the avocado waffle toast and a smoothie. I wasn’t crazy about the potatoes but everything else was delicious. The omelette was seasoned perfectly.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I loved that I could order without fear. I got the pancakes, and the chicken and waffles, chicken melt, fruit bowl and grilled chicken sandwich were ordered by my fam. So this place got mixed reviews: of the 5 people in my family, 3 of us liked it (I was so happy with my order), 1 person thought it was o.k., 1 person didn't feel there was enough flavor. So, my recommendation is that if you have non gf people in your family that are not fans of gf food, maybe leave them behind. Being able to order anything on the menu, as a Celiac, is just priceless, and definitely worth a visit! .

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Love!!!I had waffles for the first time in 4 years. It was delicious! I had no allergic reaction after. I will be a frequent customer.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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If I could give this restaurant more than 5 stars, I absolutely would! It was truly a haven for someone with celiac disease.

I was trying to find a place to eat before we hit the Ft Lauderdale airport, and this gem was only 2.4 miles away so we decided to try it out. It was tucked back in a shopping center, but it was super easy and fast to get to the airport.

I ate there with 3 other people, none of which have any food allergies or concerns. Everyone LOVED their meals!!! After our lunch 1 of my friends actually said, “I was skeptical about trying this place, but I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was. It was the softest gluten free bread I’ve ever had.”

I had the chicken salad sandwich, 2 of my fellow travelers had BLT sandwiches, and the other had a chicken and spinach burger.

I wish I lived closer, because I would go back allllllll the time!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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100% GLUTEN FREE!! I had delicious eggs benedict on GF waffles and a yummy smoothie! Server was so friendly and food was great!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Great workers very friendly and kind, the eggs where good and the yogurt parfait was bigger then expected. I got the buttermilk waffles and I didn’t like them because they put sage in the batter I wasn’t expecting sage so if you want classic buttermilk waffles not your place.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is a gem! Outstanding service, coffee and food. 100% worth many trips back.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is awesome! My only complaint is they don’t have one in Franklin, Tennessee!!!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Completely gluten free! I had a delicious chicken salad sandwich on a homemade gluten free bun with a side of sliced apples. Their ginger lemonade was incredible. My husband (not gf) said that the eggs Benedict was also great. I also highly recommend the chocolate chip cookie.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Not a fan. I got the eggs Benedict. The eggs were good, the hollandaise was weird. The buttermilk waffle didn’t taste like any buttermilk waffle I’ve ever eaten. About the time we got to the car the gluten reaction started and lasted most of the day. Not a great way to start the day.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food. Ate here all week during my stay.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated GF and delicious fresh food made from scratch. Can't ask for much more.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I’ve eaten here several times and had a great, GF meal. They don’t use microwaves or fryers. The wait staff wear “celiac green” shirts. They have vegan options and they serve a wide range of breakfast and dinner options. It’s a small seating area so you may need to wait but trust me, it’s worth it.

Update 12/2021 - still a great and safe place to eat!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Restaurant is 100% gluten free and had great breakfast choices. The waffle that they serve with the eggs, or as the bread in a bacon, egg & cheese was a highlight.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was pretty good. Busy area. (No one wearing masks). We sat at one of only 2 tables outside. Savory waffles, pretty good eggs. French press coffee. Everything is gluten free.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Wonderful food and great service. 100% gluten free!! Easy and safe

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Most incredible food we've had in a long time. Want to franchise it, that yummy! It was soooooo good. Our son just got diagnosed celiac so we're new to GF and were excited all their food was excellent.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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AMAZING! The food was delicious, the whole menu is gluten free. There are plenty of options. I had the eggs Benedict over waffles and chicken sausage. I could’ve ate two servings.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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OFF THR CHARTS, AMAZING FOOD! We’re visiting from Ohio, eating breakfast/lunch here every day. Just had it sent by DoorDash to our hotel. All gluten free, pick anything off the menu. French press coffee... can’t beat it. Did I mention the food? OMG!!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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